• Defeating self-judgement 

    Being in the corporate world for 15+ years has much influenced on how I operate in my personal life.  I look at 2016 the whole year and divide my goals into a 4-quarter system. And, this quarter, I made a decision to work on my personal goals, and honestly, I have had my ups and downs on this journey.  During the up time, I feel like a superwoman, on the top of the world; however, during the down time, I feel incredibly blue, overwhelmingly judgemental toward self. From a coach’s perspective, it’s actually healthier to have down time, as long as you are willing to notice, acknowledge, and contemplate your…

  • Hay House Meditation … 16 seconds to bliss with Davidji

    My meditation teacher, Davidji, is doing a 4-part of free web series on cultivating mindfulness through meditation on Hay House.  I hope you will enjoy them. So many of us in today’s world are always busy and find it hard to get our bottomless list of tasks completed. We continually hear how amazing meditation is for us, however ‘lack of time’ stops us from making it a priority. However, what if 16 seconds is all it takes to transform a stressful situation into a peaceful one? And that same 16 seconds is all you need to start a meditation practice?  In this Hay House video series, Master Meditator, former lead…

  • Setting New Year Resolution that Stick

    I love Statistic Brain Research Institute’s article on new year resolutions and success rate.  In 2015, almost half of American (45%) made new year resolutions, and “People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions“, regardless the success rates. Coaching tips on setting ew year resolutions Separate your goals into 2 categories:  Personal and Professional Goals.  Personal goals are for yourself, focusing on “you” as a person, and professional goals are for your career, focusing on a milestone that you can reach. Each goal has measurable outcome:  outcome can either be measured by numbers or yes/no. Each goal has realistic actions:…

  • Our Inner Black Swan

    I was grateful for an opportunity to share my leadership journey with more than 50 high school students and school administrators at Qatar Leadership Conference (#QLC15) in Doha this past weekend.  The QLC annual conference provides quality workshops in leadership skills and tools to high school students and teachers, and this year, more than 700 participants attended #QLC15 in Doha. I was so impressed by the smart and courageous high school students in my session who shared their insecurities and how they would embrace these instead as their uniquenesses and strengths.  I wish I was half their bravery and open-mindedness when I was at their age. My leadership workshop was about myself, being…

  • What do successes look like?

    I started writing this blog post from Seoul’s Incheon airport.  This Eid, I had a few moments of reflections on my life. Those moments made me smile and appreciate my family, friends, and loved ones.  And all of moments prompted me to think deeply about what successes are, or should be, in life. To me, successes are having people you can share your feelings with, care for, work through ups and downs with, and move forward as a team to achieve what you dream of in life.  It’s not so much about the monetary or physical things.  Successes are emotional connections you make or have with one another, and that…

  • In Your 20’s and 30’s

    I love Olivia Wilde’s response of being in 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, “At the end of your twenties, you realize you are inherently flawed, and that’s great, and that’s what makes you dynamic. For me, personally, it was around 27 when that kind of return to self took place, of living for myself, not living to keep up expectations. You know, I think you go from living for your parents to your peers, maybe back to your parents, maybe to your employer—You go through all these stages of living for other people, and I think at 30 you say, it’s my life and I live it for me”. Live your…